Indonesia: IDR currency redenomination plan : update


On 2 November 2012, the Indonesian Ministry of Finance (MOF) disclosed that the draft regulation concerning the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) currency redenomination plan would now be submitted to Parliament in 2013, with no specific date mentioned.

Despite the delay in the submission of the draft legislation, there is no change in the proposed timeline for the redenomination as previously disclosed by the MOF.


The MOF had disclosed the following key items in the draft legislation, previously expected to be submitted to Parliament in 2012:

  • The redenomination must not devalue the currency.
  • The IDR will be redenominated with a ratio of one unit in the "new" currency equal to IDR 1,000 in the "old".
  • During the transition period, both currencies must still be valid payment instruments in Indonesia.
  • The proposed timeline for the redenomination plan is as follows:
  • 2013 to 2015: Transition period, in which the "old" and "new" currencies can be used in parallel.
  • 2016 to 2018: Gradual withdrawal of the old currency.
  • 2018 onwards: Possible renaming of the “new" currency.

Impact on customers

The Indonesian government is expected to introduce the "new" currency with fewer digits. Further details of the draft regulation and the expected date for approval by the Indonesian Parliament are not yet available.

We are currently assessing the redenomination requirements and will provide further updates when more information is available.

Further information

For further information, customers may contact Clearstream Banking1 Customer Service or their Relationship Officer.

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